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resolved to the customer's satisfactionResolved We Tour America / Touringamerica. Info — SCAM!
resolved to the customer's satisfaction
My husband and I attended Rock jam in Mack, Colorado this August of 2012. We were pressured into filling out an entry form for an all exclusive vacation fully paid for by the company. We received a phone call on September 8th, Just 2 weeks later from when we attended Rock jam. The gentlemen on the other line told me what I had won and stated that he wanted to speak with me and my husband together on speaker phone. He asked us if we were excited and stated that "if you aren't excited then you aren't invited". We told him we were excited and that we just wanted to make sure it isn't just to good to be true. He began his long speal about what we had won. He stated that we would receive 3 days and 4 nights in Orlando Florida and stay at the Hilton/Meriot and then after that we would get another 3 days and 4 nights in Daytona Florida...again staying at the Hilton. He told us we would get theme park passes to any park we wanted for free that valued more than $200 a piece. The after that we would receive a trip to any 2 bonus locations. Here we were getting excited to hear we had 'WON" a much needed vacation. This Michael Clein guy began to explain that we would need to pay for transportation to and from the destinations as well as a "registration fee" of $398 dollars up front to guarantee the vacation. Yeah...so much for "WINNING" a trip. He asked me if he could have my credit card info to "hold" my account. I told him we are unable to pay for anything right now as I have been out of work for more than a month and I had to pay rent yesterday. Not that I had to explain to the guy anyway why I was unable to pay him for the fee. He put me on hold for a second then came back saying that his manager signed off an approval to split the cost in half making our payment only $149 today and then the remaining $149 in two weeks. I told him that I did not have access to my credit card right now as I then felt I was getting scammed. I told him I would need to gain access to my credit card and I would call him back to sign us up so we could start booking our trip. We hung up the phone and knew it sounded to good to be true and my husband started googling this company. It seems that the owner of touring america had a business under a different name but also "gave away vacations". Turned out that the business he used to own is now closed down. I was glad I did not give him any banking information because I did not feel right about it as soon as he mentioned the registration fee. What kind of company would say that the trip is 100% paid for as sign up and then spring fee's on you after all the good news has been given. This is a scam!
Shows me to never sign up for vacation giveaway's at any kind of function. Beware of this company.
Do NOT fall for it. It sounded to good to be true and guess what...? IT WAS! I'm just happy I didn't figure out the scam AFTER I had given my banking information. I can tell already from the other similar complaints that it would have been a nightmare.